Sick at work Rick Pollack, president of AHA, noted that that a spike in the number of uninsureds could lead to long-term issues as people defer potentially necessary care. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A coalition of some 30 groups, ranging from the American Hospital Association and America’s Health Insurance Plans to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Medical Association, has banded together to ask Congress in a letter to focus on keeping Americans covered for health care.

In no uncertain terms, Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Chamber, said in a statement, “There are many items that we’d like to see Congress focus on in future legislation, and maintaining health benefits and increasing coverage options need to be top priorities in order to continue supporting individuals, families and employers. Our letter outlines several important legislative proposals that Congress should advance to ensure the American people have access to affordable health coverage.”

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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